Volunteers teach students at
60 colleges and 20 universities in 7 provinces
Thousands of students and educators in Ecuador at 80 colleges and universities have learned about their human rights through the actions of Youth for Human Rights Ecuador. Volunteers traveled to 7 provinces, 8 cities, 60 colleges and 20 universities across the country to bring Human Rights Education to over 17,000 youth and adults during one project in 2010 alone. Events and workshops were also held in several other cities including the City of Quito to 3,000 students, and four separate events in the City of Baths.
Volunteers reached out to youth, community and religious leaders, and local dignitaries with Youth for Human Rights educational materials including the The Story of Human Rights video, the 30 Rights public service announcements, the UNITED video and the booklet What are Human Rights?
After the Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) World Educational Tour visited Ecuador in 2010, students representing dozens of public and private schools attended an event at Ecuador's University of the Hemispheres, where Youth for Human Rights International was presented with a Certificate of Recognition.
Youth for Human Rights volunteers in Ecuador have collected petition signatures in support of the implementation of Human Rights Education in schools.
Youth for Human Rights volunteers organized Ecuador's International Walk for Human Rights 2010 on one of the main avenues in Ecuador's capital city, Quito, to celebrate International Human Rights Day on December 10th. Participants included college students, teachers, business people, and members of like-minded organizations. A giant screen showed the 30 Rights public service announcements and the national Ecuador TV broadcast the event to millions more. In the City of Ambato 5,200 students inspired the local community and local officials to come together, also in honor of International Human Rights Day.
In Ecuador, television, radio, and print media have broadcast information about Youth for Human Rights and the 30 Rights public service announcements to millions, adding to the country's grassroots Human Rights Education movement that is teaching youth and adults about their human rights.
Youth for Human Rights International is a nonprofit corporation. We work to inspire youth around the world to create groups, like Youth for Human Rights Ecuador. We depend on dedicated volunteers and generous support from like-minded individuals, groups and organizations.
Your support is needed. Working together to teach human rights we can make a difference. Youth who know their rights can defend against or report abuses. Our youth are the heartbeat of our future.
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